Wednesday, January 17, 2007

DJ Drama & DJ Don Cannon Arrested For "Bootlegging"

From sohh

"DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested on Tuesday night (January 16) after police raided their office.

Both 28 year-old DJ Drama (born Tyree Simmons) and 27 year-old DJ Cannon (born Donald Cannon) were arrested in a raid on the Gangsta Grillz office in downtown Atlanta last night and charged with the making and selling of illegal CD's. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the arrests follow an investigation by the RIAA of Drama's "Gangsta Grillz" operation, which include the distribution of his signature mixtape series of the same name.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Department S.W.A.T. team along with metro law enforcement raided the office and recording studio on 147 Walker Street in Atlanta and arrested 17 people including both Drama and Cannon. Authorities reportedly seized at least 50,000 CD's from the location, which will first be put into evidence before being destroyed. Authorities also confiscated recording equipment, bank statements, cash and even vehicles.

The self-proclaimed "iPod King" recently cleaned up at Justo's 10th Annual Mixtape Awards, taking home four trophies including "Mixtape DJ of the Year." Drama, who is also known as the official DJ for T.I's Grand Hustle imprint, is currently working on an official "Gangsta Grillz" album due out on Grand Hustle/Atlantic. Last year Drama also signed a partnership deal with Asylum records for his Aphilliates Music Group.


Blogger thehaytidream said...

How can they get arrested for pirating when they are distributing their own music. Its hard to support the RIAA if you are a hip-hop fan when they do stuff like this.

12:46 PM  

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